Tag: professional

Leaving Faith Behind

I’ve talked about faith in the real world. I’m not sure faith is the best word for the experience I think is possible for you. At the time of this post, I’m preparing to host a large-scale fundraising event for one of my favorite organizations. It involves sponsors, artists, performers and filmmakers, social media, speakers…
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How to Work a Crowd

In a previous post, I spoke about the number one leadership killer. Although it’s crucial to be aware of that very common misstep that passionate visionaries make, it’s even more crucial to acknowledge a skill that is the backbone of leadership: crowd control. We’re not talking “police officers on mounted patrol” type action. I’m talking…
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The Leadership Killer

I write on leadership because it’s my assertion that anyone can learn the skills to become a leader for a good cause. Not everyone is built for the task. I design events and experiences for all kinds of audiences. I’ve spoken in front of and facilitated experiences for professionals, youth, government officials, private clients and…
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If You’re Here, You’re Nearly There

I teach a class called Your Hidden Potential. In it, I train professionals in very diverse career fields to use the true power available to them no matter what position they have– and no matter where they are financially or socially. I use lots of analogies but my favorites revolve around storytelling. If you understand…
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The Steadman Principle (while you #banbossy)

(with apologies to the Winfrey camp) Those who remember Janet Jackson’s hard-core days, when she dressed in all black and was part of the Rhythm Nation, may recall her song, “The Pleasure Principle”. She was on to something. We serial entrepreneurs and world-changers find ourselves in a quandary. We may still want the hot, masculine…
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Hidden Success in the Corporate Workplace

“How do you do it?” she asked. One of my coworkers had approached me. “What?” I asked. “How do you stay so cheerful?” We both work in a high-stress, high-stakes environment with constant changes in priority—and one urgent issue after another. Wow, I thought. “It’s an inside job, “ I said. “If I paid attention…
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Mentorship 101

What if the mistakes you made yesterday are the inspiration for someone today? We have a tendency to minimize our ability to influence people if we haven’t achieved something gloriously huge. But if you’re honest, it’s the folks plodding along right next to you who inspire you the most. Because you know their struggle and…
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